Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog Post: Reaction to "Identify Yourself"(Language of LOL)

  This post is about the new "internet language" that has come to be in the new technological age. The invention of these many different acronyms has become a new way of speech. The author of the article believes that this new way of speech is vital to the evolution of language. She uses the example of old english as a way to show that language can change to become more accessible and easy to use. 
  I agree with most of what the posts talks about. I think that the new internet language has created a new language that is easy to use. This new language is something that gives us new ways of communicating emotions. There is not word to describe the emotion you feel when laughing but the new word LOL is able to capture that emotion in a single term.  over all i believe that internet language is an advantage to society and a new emotional way to express feeling that we were not able to express before.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Artist Post: Helen Huang (Vector Artist)

Helen Huang, Also known as CQcat is a digital artist born in china. Huang was always interested in art and design. Growing up in china, Huang was told that artist or designer would not be a good occupation to invest in. This idea led Huang to pursue a career in law instead of art. Huang quickly realized that this career was not for her and moved to the US to get a masters degree in Advertising. Huang always knew she wanted to be in a creative field. This desire led her to make the switch from lawyer to designer. 

Huang's experience with digital design came when she and a friend decided to create a Chinese language learning Flash site. When creating this site Huang had to begin learning all the design software that she needed to create graphics for the project. Huang taught her self how to use the software and tools used in the design process. Huang is now a full time designer at an interactive ad agency.

Huang starts with a pencil sketch on paper and then scans her sketch on to her computer. She uses dual monitors to work from because they are more convenient for working on complicated projects. Once the pictures are scanned she uses illustrator to create her image. All of Huang's images have to do with woman and fashion. Huang wanted to be a fashion designer when she was younger and carries that passion on into her work. She is currently working on a children's book. In the future Huang would like to become a professional fashion illustrator for magazines. 

Friday, March 6, 2015